August House Explosion Wasn’t an Accident

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Explosion at 5538 Southwest 15th Street in Des Moines. (WHO-HD)

Explosion at 5538 Southwest 15th Street in Des Moines. (WHO-HD)

DES MOINES, Iowa — Fire officials now say an explosion at a south side Des Moines home this summer wasn’t an accident.

It happened August 1st at 5538 Southwest 15th Street. Firefighters found the home smoldering and partially collapsed with debris that had been blown out of the home by the force of the explosion.

No one was hurt in the explosion.

Officials say there is one person of interest that they are focusing on in the case, but they aren’t releasing that person’s identity.

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